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Education Law

Education Law

 

Cases and disputes that fall under education law can be difficult to navigate. Many cases require several stages of complaints, appeals, and referrals to different agencies and institutions.

 

Due to the complex processes, regulations, and laws surrounding education law related issues, it is crucial to seek expert legal advice to ensure that you receive the outcome that is best for you.

 

Our team of specialist education law solicitors have experience in acting for school governors and trustees as well as working with multi-academy trusts. This gives our solicitors unique insight into the education sector and policy development

 

Our expert solicitors will guide you through the entire process in an approachable and friendly manner and provide you with comprehensive legal advice to help settle your dispute as soon as possible or to simply advise you of your options and the legal remedy that is best for you.

 

We regularly act for schools, governing bodies and other institutional clients as well as for parents, pupils, deputies, and university students.

 

We represent clients in all courts, tribunals, and other panels from initial complaint or appeal, right through to the conclusion of legal proceedings.

 

Whether you have a discrimination and/or special needs dispute, a services complaint, or require advice on regulation and governance, we will be happy to assist you.

 

Our expertise includes:

  • Discriminations and human rights claims – bringing and defending claims
  • Handling special educational needs and disability related claims and appeals to the First-tier and Upper Tribunals
  • School closure and reorganisation
  • School governance
  • Ofsted inspections and complaints
  • Other education matters including admissions and exclusions, school attendance, school transport and education other than at school
  • Advising financial deputies on specialist school and therapy provision
  • Interplay between education and mental capacity law
  • Training to schools and professionals on education and equality duties
  • University complaints and appeals
  • Examination disputes
  • Academic misconduct claims
  • Complaints to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator
  • Fitness to practise disputes
  • Qualification body decisions
  • Claims for breach of contract (for example; terminating studies without following the correct policies or procedures)
  • Judicial review

 

Duncan Lewis Education Law Solicitors – Fixed Fees and Legal Aid

 

How can I fund my Education Law matter?

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors offers both fixed fee and hourly rates of payment on all education law matters. A solicitor will advise further in relation to fees and which payment method is appropriate once a case is assessed.

 

Public funding is available through Legal Aid where applicable and in other cases we offer a variety of payment options.

 

Individual assessments will need to be undertaken by a solicitor on a case-by-case basis.

 

For expert legal advice on all Education Law matters, please call Duncan Lewis Solicitors on 033 3772 0409 and we will be happy to assist you.


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